Keilhauer launches Chips, a new seating collection created in collaboration with acclaimed designer Arik Levy

Last week, Keilhauer announced the launch of Chips, a new seating collection created in collaboration with acclaimed designer Arik Levy. The collection features a variety of stacking chairs in many colours and materials.

The collaboration began with a directive from Mike Keilhauer, who asked Levy to observe the changing office landscape and create a product that would work in most environments. The result is, according to Levy, “a contemporary spin on a classic motif. Though nearly transparent in space, trying to create a harmonious combination between the frame, its fluid lines which wrap around the seat and backrest, and the sculptured curve of the ergonomically correct body, was a challenge.”

The optional armrest and sleek curves of the chair’s frame appear to chase each other, creating the illusion of perpetual movement. Available in a plastic, wood, or fully upholstered, the Chips program answers the needs of today’s many commercial uses. The product allows architects, designers and many other specifiers the flexibility and function necessary when planning a commercial space and is ideal for offices, restaurants, home kitchens, schools, and more.

Says Mike Keilhauer, “Chips is a flexible side chair that can work in lots of situations in different environments. Chips’ simple, elegant form allows it to be adapted to various interiors.”

Chips is comprised of a plastic shell, available in ten colours; or wood shell, available in two colours; or upholstered in any Keilhauer textiles, leathers, or COM/COL. Steel base is available in chrome or four powdercoat colours.

As with all Keilhauer furniture, Chips is built from the highest-quality materials, is designed and manufactured to last for many years, and is supported by Keilhauer’s standard 10-year warranty. Chips will carry both level 2 (gold) and SCS Indoor Advantage Gold certification, and is manufactured with 100 per cent renewable energy, in facilities that produce zero waste to landfill.


Artist, technician, photographer, designer, video artist, Levy’s skills are multi-disciplinary and his work can be seen in prestigious galleries and museums worldwide. Best known publicly for his sculptures – such as his signature Rock pieces – his installations, limited editions and design, Levy nevertheless feels “The world is about people, not objects.” Hailing originally from Israel and moving to Europe after first participation in a group sculpture exhibition in Tel-Aviv in 1986, Levy currently works in his studio in Paris. 


Keilhauer offers a complete range of seating and tables to accommodate all types of meetings – from private, formal conference rooms, to lounge areas in public spaces, to casual chats around a coffee table. Designed by world-renowned furniture designers with scrupulous attention to detail, Keilhauer products are engineered and manufactured out of its two Toronto facilities and are built for long life with a conscientious focus on environmental design principles.

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